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Sunday, June 15, 2008

On this day in 1215 King John signed the Magna Carta (Latin for Great Charter, literally "Great Paper"), also called Magna Carta Libertatum (Great Charter of Freedoms), It explicitly protected certain rights of the King's subjects, whether free or fettered — most notably the writ of habeas corpus, allowing appeal against unlawful imprisonment.

Magna Carta was the most significant early influence on the extensive historical process that led to the rule of constitutional law today. Magna Carta influenced the development of the common law and many constitutional documents, such as the United States Constitution.


NYT Primer for Young People Starting New Job, good reminders for us all.

Happy Father's Day Pop, where ever you are. I'm still working on the obit.

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